Before Bikini Atoll:
And now live video…
First, the giant mural of Romolo was all like this:
But now it’s all like this – I haven’t been through this way since it got painted over, thusly:
“I’m done with them. That’s why the mural is painted over,” Sherry said. She said that during the 2004 restoration, which took almost a year, she worked on the mural six days a week for almost a year and was only compensated for transportation and lunch. “It was an absolute nightmare,” she said. “All they could pay me was coming out of their poor little pockets, so I accepted it because at the time I could afford to take a lot of time to do this. … So I basically just did the work, and they let it go to hell again.
There was a theory that murals discourage graffiti. I don’t know well that theory worked out…
For one brief shining moment, some thought Taylor Swift would buy this long-empty fixer-upper up in Presidio Heights.
Then there was the art-thieving squatter – he’s imprisoned now, AFAIK.
And now this is how things looked last week:
I count five sk8tr boyz recording their tricks up there.
Look for the results on the YouTube.
Our poor, poor Koshland Mansion…
Here you go:
Here’s the first Dolphin / Dauphin chopper:
And here’s the other:
Thanks, Coast Guard!
What’s this, a bunch of Bros loudly two-stroking themselves down Oak Street? Sure – you’ll hear them first, from blocks away, and then smell them later, what with the old-fashioned (and these days, widely banned) two-stroke style engines, which literally burn motor oil, by design:
Here’s a wider view. These Bros hail from the East Bay and the Central Valley, one assumes, based upon their apparel:
And in the middle of this loud scrum, it’s two members of the SFPD Motor Patrol:
Were they chasing or escorting – I couldn’t tell.
Later on, this crew tried to regroup on Masonic:
Now heading west on the sidewalks of Oak:
Leaving you with this, the last Bro I saw, GoProing his way up Fell:
Just released, regarding yesterday’s SFPD shooting
SUPERVISOR MALIA COHEN’S STATEMENT REGARDING THE OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN BAYVIEW
San Francisco, CA – San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen today issued the following statement regarding last night’s officer involved shooting.
“I am deeply saddened by the tragic officer involved shooting that occurred last night in the Bayview and my heart aches for the family that has lost a loved one.
Many have seen the widely publicized video of this shooting and we will all undoubtedly have different perspectives but the fact is that a young man has been killed and is no longer with us.
There are two separate investigations occurring and I urge the parties conducting those efforts to perform them transparently, thoroughly and quickly with full cooperation from all involved.
I encourage people to honor the life of Mr. Mario Woods through peaceful and nonviolent gatherings in remembrance of his life. In the next few days SFPD will hold a public town hall meeting to discuss the details of the shooting and I encourage anyone with questions to attend. The time and location of the meeting will be released shortly.”
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— Christian (@krispyyyxchris) December 3, 2015
— Kim Truong (@kimberlanded) December 3, 2015
Justice 4 Mario Woods! Protest and Vigil – Thursday, December 3rd at 5:30pm, Gilman and Third Street.